Brian Vander Ark was the lead singer of the Verve Pipe, which became one of Michigan's biggest rock bands of the last decade with songs like the number-one hit "The Freshmen." In 2001 he appeared as part of the band Blood Pollution in the Mark Wahlberg movie "Rock Star." Then he lit out on his own, selling all his possessions and rediscovering his love of performing. He has charisma to spare (and his name means "of the Ark" in Dutch)! On his studio albums, plus several more or less official live releases (an Ark show is a good place to pick up the more obscure items), Brian has taken up personal themes of family, love, and loss. And there's another frontman of a famous band on tonight's bill: Pat McGee of the Virginia-based acoustic jam sextet The Pat McGee Band. Pat has had a solo career running parallel to the band's ever since the release of his luminous 1995 solo album "From the Wood." He comes to Michigan with a highly personal new release, "No Wrong Way to Make It Right."